Third-Party Links | EL Education Curriculum

Third-Party Links

Our curriculum leverages authentic third-party content, including internet sources to increase student engagement and keep content relevant. We carefully vet all sources with the aim of selecting websites with stable content. In some instances, links change or disappear as website owners adjust or migrate their content. The tables below contain replacement links or alternative suggestions for websites that are no longer available.

Note: Please apply these updates if you are using our 2017 printed materials. All updates have been made to the online curriculum and the majority were made to our 2019 print materials.

Global Changes

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Module Lessons, Teacher GuidesOverviews and Lessons; Technology and Multimedia sectionsThe tool Dragon Dictation (http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/mobile-applications/dragon-dictation/index.htm), suggested for use in several lessons, is no longer free, as it was at the time of printing. Please use Dictation.io (https://dictation.io) instead, which is a free service that provides similar functions to Dragon Dictation.
Module Lessons, Teacher GuidesModule Overviews; Technology and Multimedia sectionsThe Wikispaces resource suggested for use in in several Module Overviews (https://www.wikispaces.com) is no longer active, as this website has been shut down.Disregard this resource and utilize the others provided in the modules, which cover the same or similar functions.
Module Lessons, Teacher GuidesTechnology & Multimedia sections: G2M1: Unit 2 L7. G3M1: Unit 2 L1, 2, 4, 5. G4M2: Unit 1 L7-10; Unit 2 L3-4. G5M1: Unit 1 L4-8; Unit 2 L1, 11, 16; Unit 3 L1, 8The link for the SpeakIt! tool is incorrect: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-speak/diagnfimeecdcecjpnkjgbnlelkclcpjThe link should be https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speakit/ogcmdndkjibojdigkjpccjiekcdfdhlb?hl=en-US

Grade K

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 1 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe link to the San Diego Toy and Doll Museum is no longer functional, as the museum has closed: http://www.sdtoyanddollmuseum.orgInstead, please visit The National Museum of Toys / Miniatures: http://www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org/collections/
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson 1 (throughout) The "Weather" link to view a local meterologist is incorrect: http://wspa.com/category/weatherThe correct link is http://wspa.com/weather

Grade 1

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 1 Overview; Technology and Multimedia section"The Most Magnificent Thing: Science Reading" link has changed: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2015/06/the-mostmagnificent-thing-sciencereading.phpPlease use the following link instead: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/the-most-magnificent-thing-science-reading
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 1 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe "Twiddlebug Tool Adventure" is no longer available on the PBS website: http://pbskids.org/sesame/games/twiddlebug-tooladventure/Disregard this resource; the other resources provided in the module are sufficient for the purposes of the curriculum.

Grade 2

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 1 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe "Kenya to Kabul: 15 Classrooms Around the World" article has been removed from its website: http://www.takepart.com/photos/classroomsaround-world/kilifi-kenyaDisregard this resource; the other resources are sufficient for the purposes of the module.
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe "Map" URL is incorrect: https://geography.byu.edu/SiteAssets/outline%20maps/World.PDFPlease use this URL instead: http://geography.byu.edu/Content/Images/outline%20maps/World.PDF
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe link for the "Science Talk" video is incorrect: https://vimeo.com/channels/eleducationk5curriculumPlease use this link instead: https://vimeo.com/channels/eleducationk5curriculum/169909161
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe link for the "Interactive Word Wall" video is incorrect: https://vimeo.com/channels/eleducationk5curriculumPlease use this link instead: https://vimeo.com/174709417
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson 2 Teaching Notes "In Advance" sectionThe "Map of Europe" link has changed: https://geography.byu.edu/SiteAssets/outline%20maps/World.PDFPlease use this link instead: http://geography.byu.edu/Content/Images/outline%20maps/Europe%20(Western).PDF
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsPerformance Task; Resources and Links sectionThe website for finding local wildflowers no longer works: http://www.wildflowerinformation.org/Please use this website instead: https://www.americanmeadows.com/wildflower-gardening#regional

Grade 3

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 1; Unit 2; Lessons 1 and 4; Teaching NotesThe teaching guidance in these sections contains a broken link: http://palnetwork.org/country-teams/#uwezo-kenya.Please disregard references to this website; the remainder of the teaching guidance is sufficient.
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Optional: Community sectionThe following URL is incorrect: https://www.aza.org/frogwatchThe correct URL is https://www.aza.org/frogwatch-usa-oregon
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Optional Service ideas; Science Background Information for Teachers sources and Additional ResourcesThe following URL is incorrect: "Why We Must SAVE THE FROGS!": http://www.savethefrogs.com/why-frogs/index.htmlThe correct URL is https://www.savethefrogs.com/justification/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers; Frogs: Integral Parts of Ecosystems sectionThe following source link no longer works: http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/How-to-Attract-Frogs-Toads-and-Other-Amphibians.aspxPlease disregard the reference, as the content is intact without needing to do further research online.
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers; Frogs: Integral Parts of Ecosystems sectionThe following source link no longer works: https://www.wanderingherpetologist.com/importance-of-amphibians/Please disregard the reference, as the content is intact without needing to do further research online.
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Additional Resources sectionThe "Information on North American pond habitats" link is no longer active: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology.htmNo replacement website is needed, as the other resources provided will suffice.
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Additional Resources sectionThe "Information about how to build a backyard frog pond" link is incorrect: http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/Build-a-Backyard-Pond.aspxThe correct link is https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/Water/Backyard-Ponds
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsDiversity of Organisms Slideshow (For Teacher Reference)There is a broken link for Slide 19: Cow family: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scubadreamer/18979438872/The correct URL is https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunfox/17620516
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 2; Variations among Siblings Class Photos and Families Pass-around Cards Image CitationsThe information for the bulldog picture is incorrect: Zanerudovica. "Family." Photograph. Flickr. 19 Aug 2006. Web. 3 March 2016. To print this photo in color, go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34746963@N05/3255485934/This text should read: "puppy, dog, mammal, bulldog." PxHere. 13 February 2017. To print this photo in color, go to: https://pxhere.com/en/photo/692888
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 2; Families Pass-around Cards Image CitationsThe Picture 3 citation is incorrect: Frontier. "Happy families." Photograph. Flickr. 18 Feb 2015. Web. 3 March 2016. https://www.flickr.com/photos/frontierofficial/16570338232The correct citation is: Venter, Albie. "Cheetah Family." Shutterstock. www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/cheetah-family-66357721
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson 2; Pictures of Water Lily SiblingsThe Picture 1 citation is incorrect: Keating, Ian D. "Lilly Pads Balboa Park." Photograph. Flickr. 23 June 2010. Web. 3 March 2016. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ian-arlett/4743734120/The correct citation is: Starr, Forest. Starr, Kim. ""Water Lilies-Molokai."" Photograph. Flickr. 20 October 2014. Web. https://www.flickr.com/photos/forest-and-kim/15636442125/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 3 Teaching Notes; "In Advance"The "Pear Flower to Fruit Swelling Time Lapse" URL is incorrect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ttRgMj7PdQThe correct link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVNsCW6eiiw
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 3 Teaching Notes; "Optional Extensions"The "Video Study on Metamorphosis" URL is incorrect: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.cyc.metamorph/metamorphosischange-of-plans/The correct link is https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.cyc.metamorph/metamorphosis-change-of-plans/en/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 4; Teaching Notes, In Advance sectionThe "Frog Calls" link has changed: http://animaldiversity.org/site/topics/frogCalls.html/The correct link is https://animaldiversity.org/collections/frog_calls/
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 4; Frog Parent Cards; Image CreditsThe following link has changed: https://joshsfrogs.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201198357-How-do-I-sex-Poison-Dart-Frogs-The correct URL is http://www.joshsfrogs.com/catalog/blog/2011/10/how-to-visually-sex-dart-frogs/
Life Science, Teacher GuideUnit 1; Lesson Sequence 5; In Advance sectionDue to the closure of the Arkive.org website in February 2019, the Bullfrog slideshow used in this lesson is no longer available: http://www.arkive.org/american-bullfrog/lithobates-catesbeianus/image-G136899.htmlWe have migrated the slideshow content to the EL Education website. The new website for the Bullfrog slideshow is: http://eled.org/bullfrog
Life Science, Teacher GuideUnit 2; Lesson Sequence 1; In Advance section and Materials listDue to the closure of the Arkive.org website in February 2019, the Common Frog video used in this lesson is no longer available: http://www.arkive.org/common-frog/rana-temporaria/video-03a.htmlWe have created a webpage of frog habitats on the EL Education website (http://eled.org/frog-habitats), which meets the needs of the lesson. In the teaching guidance, simply replace "watch the video" with "view the slideshow."
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 2; Lesson Sequence 2; Pond SlideshowThe citation for the Slide 1 image is incorrect: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmidwest/18682145951/ Stanley, Donna for USFWS. "Wood Ducks in the Duckweed." Photograph. Flickr. 10 June 2015. Web. 23 March 2016.The correct citation is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/14590870578/ West, Liz. "Hiding in Plain Sight." Flickr. 19 July 2014.
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overivew; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe link for "Frog and Toad" is incorrect: http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/frog-toadThe correct link is http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/frog-and-toad
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 3; Lesson 1; Poison Dart Frog source listThe source URL for the Poison Dart Frog Story is incorrect: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/poison-frog/The correct URL is https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/group/poison-dart-frogs/
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 3; Lesson 1; Transparent Wonder source listThe "Shining a Light on Glass Frogs" URL is incorrect: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Animals/Archives/2008/Shining-a-Light-on-Glass-Frogs.aspxThis URL should be: https://www.nwf.org/en/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2008/Shining-a-Light-on-Glass-Frogs
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 3 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe Random House link for the JM Barrie resource is incorrect: http:// www.randomhousekids.com/authorsillustrators/detail/839The correct link is http://www.rhcbooks.com/authors/1507/jm-barrie/about
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 4; Units 1 and 3; multiple locationsThe link for the Model PSA "How to Save Energy for School Teaching - 25SDA" is no longer functional: https://vimeo.com/171310446The new link is: https://youtu.be/ycdke8MTSCI

Grade 4

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Module Lessons Teacher Guide and Supporting Materials, ALL Block Teacher Guide and Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Module Lessons: Unit 1 Lesson 1; Unit 2 Lessons 1, 4, 5, 7; Performance Task; ALL Block: Unit 2 Week 1Due to the closure of the Arkive.org website in February 2019, a number of web pages used in Grade 4 Module 2 were migrated to the EL Education website. The below links are no longer available: - Armadillo: http://www.arkive.org/brazilian-three-banded-armadillo/tolypeutes-tricinctus/ - Springbok: http://www.arkive.org/springbok/antidorcas-marsupialis/ - Ostrich: http://www.arkive.org/ostrich/struthio-camelus/ - Monarch butterfly: http://www.arkive.org/monarch-butterfly/danaus-plexippus/ - Robin: http://www.arkive.org/robin/erithacusrubecula/ The new links are below. All the content and teaching guidance is the same, aside from videos which have been replaced by slideshows. Viewing the videos was not a significant part of the curriculum, and the slideshows suffice. - Armadillo: http://eled.org/armadillo - Springbok: http://eled.org/springbok - Monarch butterfly: http://eled.org/monarch-butterfly - Ostrich: http://eled.org/ostrich - Robin: http://eled.org/robin. To access the updated content, please visit the G4M2 landing page: https://curriculum.eleducation.org/curriculum/ela/grade-4/module-2
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 1; Unit 3; Lesson 1; Photographs to Inspire PoetryThe 4th picture, "Cappadocia," has an incorrect URL: https://flic.kr/p/dBd8UGPlease use this link instead: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cappadocia_(8274726524).jpg
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 1; Unit 3; Lesson 5 and Homework; Langston Hughes poemsThe poems have incorrect citations: https://cclitmag.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/danse-africaine-by-langston-hughes/The source link for both citations is: http://www.modjourn.org/render.php?view=mjp_object&id=1307027352812502
ALL Block, Teacher GuideModule 1; Unit 3, Week 1; "In Advance" section The below links are incorrect: "Day 4: Prepare technology necessary to display the two pictures of horses": https://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/7052761747/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/la3875/15084728091/The correct links are: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136923434@N02/22305750853/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/807522651/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers, SourcesThe "Tundra Animals" source has the incorrect URL: http://tundraanimals.net/The correct URL is http://tundraanimals.net/index.html
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers, SourcesThe "Inner Body" source is cited incorrectly: Inner Body. HowToMedia, Inc., 2016. Web. 11 Aug 2016. www.innerbody.comThe correct company and URL are "Innerbody" and https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers, Additional ResourcesThe "Information on plant adaptations" bullet URL is incorrect: https://www.boundless.com/biology/textbooks/boundless-biology-textbook/plant-form-and-physiology-30/leaves-181/leaf-structure-function-and-adaptation-693-11919/The corect URL is: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-biology/chapter/leaves/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers, Additional ResourcesThe "Information about grass" bullet link no longer works: https://www.k-state.edu/ecophyslab/PDFs/GrasslandEcology_Springer_Reference_series.PDFNo replacement website is needed, as the other resources provided will suffice.
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers, Additional Resources"Information on seed germination" is no longer available: http://static.nsta.org/files/sc0504_22.PDFNo replacement website is needed, as the other resources provided will suffice.
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 1; Mock Google Earth Tour Desert tableThe Entry 6 (Sahara Desert) URL is incorrect: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kleinstadtgross/15811533674/The correct URL is https://www.flickr.com/photos/hb1248/39131540422/
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 1; Mock Google Earth Tour Tundra tableEntry 4 (Port Epworth) is incorrect: Port Epworth's greenfield and rampart near the Arctic Ocean release of the Tree River, Port Epworth, Nunavut, Canada. https://www.flickr.com/photos/31856336@N03/9565508689/Replace the existing content with: "Blues and Golds in Noatak National Preserve, Alaska" https://www.flickr.com/photos/nps_wear/9903537706/
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 1; Mock Google Earth Tour Tundra tableEntry 5 (Caribou/Tuktu) is incorrect: Caribou/Tuktu Single Track in Cockburn Islands, Nunavut, Canada. https://www.flickr.com/photos/31856336@N03/9407219540/Replace the existing content with: Vole's Eye View of the Tundra in Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nps_wear/8430252393/
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe following links are no longer active: Top 5 Animal Defense Tactics (National Geographic), and Mortifying Monday (PBS Kids).No replacement websites are needed, as the other resources provided will suffice.
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Reading and Researching Animal Defense MechanismsThe Animal Camouflage-Kratts' Creatures URL is incorrect: http://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/f79010a7-8b81-41b9-b01a-6f9d24b312b6/The correct URL is https://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/f79010a7-8b81-41b9-b01a-6f9d24b312b6/f79010a7-8b81-41b9-b01a-6f9d24b312b6/?#.W0NrUS01TBI
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 2; Lessons 1, 3 6, & 11; Technology and Multimedia sectionsThe three-banded armadillo video URL has changed: https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DIk1xfSDmfxcThe correct link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik1xfSDmfxc
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 2; Lesson 6; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe second pufferfish video is no longer available: https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dxu47OTMsCg8No replacement website is needed, as the other resources provided will suffice.
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 2; Lesson 6; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe Sketchpad URL is incorrect: http://mudcu.be/sketchpad/The correct URL is https://galactic.ink/sketchpad/
Module Lessons, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 2; Lesson 11; Technology and Multimedia sectionThe Schoolhouse Rock URL is incorrect: https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DRPoBE-E8VOcThe correct URL is https://youtu.be/RPoBE-E8VOc
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Mid- and End-of-Unit 2 Assessments; "Text 2: 'Spiky Surprise'" Sources sectionThe citation for "The Pufferfish Voucher Library" has an incorrect URL: http://vertebrates.si.edu/fishes/fugu_highlight/fugu.htmlThe correct URL is https://insider.si.edu/2011/05/puffer-fish-voucher-library/
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 3; Lesson 3; Millipede Character Profile Graphic OrganizerThe URL in the Sources table cell at the bottom of the page is incorrect: Millipede web page: "Millipede." http://a-z-animals.com/animals/millipede/a-z-animalsThe URL should be https://a-z-animals.com/animals/millipede/?r.
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 3; Homework: Guiding Questions and Big IdeasThe second bullet's URL is incorrect (Play online games on IXL to practice punctuating dialogue: https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-4/punctuating-dialogu). The URL should be https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-4/punctuating-dialogue.
ALL Block, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 3, Week 2: Teacher-Guided Student Activity Card (triangle)In the Day 2 Vocabulary Organizer (Showing Sentences box), the following URL is incorrect: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/05/elephants-in-captivity-a-perspective-from-former-aza-directorwilliam-conway-chair-of-conservation-scienceThe correct URL is https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2013/05/05/elephants-in-captivity-a-perspective-from-former-aza-directorwilliam-conway-chair-of-conservation-science/
ALL Block, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 3, Week 2: Teacher-Guided Student Activity Card (triangle)In the Vocabulary Grid table (Showing Sentences box), the following URL is incorrect: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/21/whats-a-pufferfish-explaining-animal-behind-mystery-circles/The correct URL is https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2013/08/21/whats-a-pufferfish-explaining-animal-behind-mystery-circles/
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 3; Unit 3; Lesson 3; Poster Walk PostersThe URLs for Posters 1-3 and Poster 5 are incorrect.Use the following URLs: Poster 1: https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.0380090a/ Poster 2: https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.03801100/ Poster 3: https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.03801200/ Poster 5: https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.10800500/
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 4; Unit 1; Lesson 9; Close Reading Note-catcher: "The Girl Who Acted before Rosa Parks"The source link for the article is incorrect: https://www.nwhm.org/blog/throwbackthursday-the-girl-who-acted-before-rosa-parks/The correct link is https://www.womenshistory.org/articles/girl-who-acted-rosa-parks
Module Lessons, Teacher Guide and Supporting MaterialsModule 4; Unit 3; Lesson 13; Technology and Multimedia section and Poster Walks 1 & 3The following link no longer works: "GYSD 2016 Press Release." Youth Service America. Web. Accessed on 10 Jan 2017. http://ysa.org/act/programs/gysd/promote/gysd-2016-press-release/Please use this resource instead: "After School Partners with Youth Service America to Bring Volunteer and Grant Opportunities to Teens' Fingertips." Youth Service America. Accessed on 14 Aug 2018. https://ysa.org/after-school-partners/
Module Lessons, Teacher Guide and Supporting MaterialsModule 4; Unit 3; Lesson 13; Technology and Multimedia section and Poster Walks 1 & 3The following link no longer works: "Sheriff Dart Announces Winners of 2013 Youth Service Medal of Honor." Cook County Sheriff. Web. Accessed on 10 Jan 2017. http://www.cookcountysheriff.com/press_page/press_YouthMedalWinners_12_11_2013.htmlPlease use this resource instead: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/sheriff-dart-announces-winners-2016-youth-service-medal-honor/

Grade 5

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2 Overview; Science Background Information for Teachers, Sources listThe "Mission: Biomes" URL is incorrect: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/index.ph.The correct URL is https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/experiments/biome
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 1; Assessing the Health of an Ecosystem SlideshowThe second Slide 15-Mushrooms URL is incorrect: https://www.flickr.com/photos/resqbrett/6270715023/The correct URL is https://www.flickr.com/photos/forestservicenw/34503816470/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 4; Teaching Notes, In advance sectionThe YouTube link to a video of a Newton's Cradle is no longer available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT7jOjFSCg4The specifics of this video are not uniquely related to the lesson, so please search for any video of Newton's Cradle online and prepare technology necessary to play it for students.
Life Science, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 5; In Advance section, "Parts of a Forest Ecosystem" table, and "Parts of an Ecosystem Directions" in Student Science NotebookDue to the closure of the Arkive website, the "Types of Forests" website (http://www.arkive.org/habitats/forests/image-H401) is no longer available.No replacement website is needed, as the other resources provided will suffice.
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 5; In Advance section, Optional ExtensionsThe "Role of Bugs" article is no longer available: https://www.nwf.org/Kids/Ranger-Rick/Animals/Insects-and-Arthropods/What-Good-Are-Bugs.aspxPlease use this replacement resource: "How Do Insects Help the Environment?" https://www.nsta.org/publications/news/story.aspx?id=50211
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 6; In Advance section"The Food Chain" URL is incorrect: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/idptv11.sci.life.oate.d4kfch/food-chain/ The correct URL is https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/kaet.beyond.foodchain/the-food-chain/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 6; In Advance section"The Food Web" URL is incorrect: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/idptv11.sci.life.eco.d4kfwb/food-web/The correct URL is https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/idptv11.sci.life.oate.d4kfch/food-chain/
Life Science, Teacher GuideModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson Sequence 10; In Advance section, Optional ExtensionsThe following URL, for "Least Wanted: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas," is incorrect: http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/factmain.htmThe correct link is https://www.invasive.org/alien/factmain.htm
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Mid- and End-of-Unit 1 AssessmentsThe following resource is no longer available: "Frequently Asked Questions about the Rainforest." Rainforest Alliance. Rainforest Alliance, n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2016. http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/faqPlease use the following resource instead: "8 Easy Ways to Green Your Home." Rainforest Alliance. Rainforest Alliance, n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2016 https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/articles/green-your-home
Module Lessons, Teacher Guide and Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 1; Lesson 11; throughoutThe following resource is no longer available: Rainforest Concern. "Other Ways to Help." http://www.rainforestconcern.org/how_can_i_help/other_ways/Please use the following resource instead: Rainforest Foundation. "Rainforest Facts." https://dev.rainforestfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Things-You-Should-Know.pdf
ALL Block, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 2; Unit 2, Week 2: Teacher-Guided Student Activity CardIn the Showing Sentences box of Vocabulary Grid, the following URL no longer works: https://www.rainforestconcern.org/rainforest-facts/why-are-rainforests-being-destroyedThe correct URL is https://www.rainforestconcern.org/forest-facts/why-are-rainforests-being-destroyed
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 3; Unit 3; Lesson 1 Mystery Quotes Strips and Mid-Unit 3 Assessment"Janet Guthrie Pioneered the Fast Lane" lists the wrong URL: http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/3/25/janet-guthrielife-in-fast-lane-pioneer-nascar-hall-of-fame-landmark-award.htmlThe correct URL is https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2016/03/25/janet-guthrie-pioneered-the-fast-lane/
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 4; Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing How an Author Uses Reasons and Evidence to Support PointsThe last line of the article "On Shaky Ground" contains a broken link; this article has been removed from the Scholastic website (www.scholastic.com/actionlink). As the link is not part of the assessment, please disregard the following text in both versions of the article: "You can help too. Visit www.scholastic.com/actionlink. There, you'll find out how to support organizations that are helping earthquake victims."
Module Lessons, Teacher Supporting MaterialsModule 4; Unit 3; Lesson 1; QuickWrite: Emergency Preparedness: FoodThe resource in the last row of the table has been removed from the website: MREs (meals ready to eat: "All Things Emergency Prepared") http://www.all-things-emergency-prepared.com/survival-food-list.html This resource is not needed for the lesson, as the others will suffice. Disregard this link as well as the following sentence from the essay on the next page: "The web page 'All Things Emergency Prepared' suggests buying MREs, which are meals ready to eat, because they last a very long time, don't require refrigeration, and are easy to prepare."

Grades 6-8

ComponentLocationOriginal ContentUpdate
Grade 6 Module LessonsModule 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 12, End-of-Unit AssessmentThe "President Obama's Back to School Speech" link is incorrect: https://www.whitehouse.gov/back-to-school The correct link is https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/back-to-school
Grade 6 Module LessonsModule 4, Unit 1, Lesson 8 Mid-Unit AssessmentThe link for the DDT video, originally posted by the Canadian government, has been taken down from their website (http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=en&n=730d78b4-1)We suggest removing the video component of the assessment, as well as the graphic organizer and questions surrounding it, and proceeding with the rest of the assessment as written. The assessment will still measure student progress toward CCS standard RI.6.8 (tracing specific claims in a text), due to the work students do with the other text, "Rachel Carson: Sounding the Alarm on Pollution."
Grade 6 Module LessonsModule 4, Unit 1, Lesson 9The link to the Fishbowl protocol video is incorrect (http://vimeo.com/4871334)The correct link is https://vimeo.com/54871334
Grade 8 Module LessonsModule 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1The "Fall of Saigon" slideshow link, part of the Vietnam War Gallery Walk, is no longer functional (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/saigon/110599saigon-pix.1.html)Please use this replacement link: https://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history#section_13
Grade 8 Module LessonsModule 3B, Unit 2, Lesson 6The link for the MLK Montgomery Bus Boycott speech is no longer available (http://mlk-encyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/the_addres_to_the_first_montgomery_improvement_association_mia_mass_meeting.1.html)A transcript of the speech can be accessed online at https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/statement-ending-bus-boycott and a YouTube search will provide versions of the audio.

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